Snapshot: Norwich City Seal Promotion To The Premier League

By Chris Wright

Let’s be having you!

Norwich City tied up the second automatic promotion spot in the Championship with a 1-0 win over Portsmouth at Fratton Park last night meaning that, as Cardiff went down 3-0 to Middlesbrough on the very same evening (the Bluebirds’ heaviest home defeat for a couple of years), the Canaries now cannot be touched with just one game left to play.

Norwich started the 2009/10 in League One on the wrong end of a 7-1 thrashing by Colchester – who were managed by current Canaries honcho Paul Lambert at the time.

Twenty short months later, they have become the first club to seal back-to-back promotions from League One to the Premier League since Manchester City managed it back in 2000.

The usual hum-drum champagne and banners were wheeled out to celebrate Norwich’s return to the top flight, though it seems Lambert celebrated with a neat little magic trick – not something you see every day…

Mucho congrats go out to Lambert and his charges – see you next year boys.

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  1. Jordon says:

    I’ve been supporting the club since I was old enough to fully understand football (it’s been about 5 years) and I’ve never been prouder to be a fan of Norwich City. Through all the years in the Championship desert, then the relegation and the opening day thumping, I’ve supported us all the way. And then the team showed life under Lord Grant Holt. And we haven’t looked back.

    In Lambert we trust. And God we love Deliah!

  2. Chris says:

    I just wish Forest had the foresight to play Holt up front when they had the chance – turns out he’s not a nippy left-winger after all.

  3. gene wilder says:

    First QPR now Norwich. Return of my Premier League ’95 Panini sticker collection…? If only Crystal Palace were anywhere near the playoffs…

  4. Chris says:

    @Gene: I distinctly remember having George N’Dah and Chris Armstrong stuck on either side of my bedroom lightswitch.

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